Sports at IST
ATHLETICS AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES PROGRAM
IST is committed to ensuring that students receive a balanced education supportive of intellectual, emotional and social growth for lifelong learning and active living. IST offers a wide range of activities through our Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programs. These programs provide a wonderful opportunity for students to try new activities and pursue personal passion, develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and dispositions, build confidence and resiliency, practice effective goal-setting, and nurture positive social interactions while exploring the world around them. They are a valued component of the holistic development of our students and all students are encouraged to participate.
The IST Athletic Department provides students with a range of opportunities to participate in competitive events within China’s international school community in three leagues: ISCOT, ISAC Beijing/Tianjin and ACAMIS. Our mission is to provide experiences where students can pursue their athletic passion while developing the knowledge and skills needed for lifelong participation in active living. Students will develop essential training and fitness principles, practical healthy habits, and effective interpersonal skills and dispositions to support their physical, social and emotional wellness through sport.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPORTS
IST Elementary School students participate in sporting events in football, badminton, table-tennis, athletics and cross-country, both in ISCOT (International School Conference of Tianjin) and ISAC Beijing/Tianjin (International School Athletic Conference- Beijing/Tianjin).
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MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
IST Secondary School students participate in sport events in football, basketball and volleyball (core sports), and badminton, table-tennis, athletics, Ultimate Frisbee and cross-country (invitational events) in three different leagues:
ISCOT: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS CONFERENCE OF TIANJIN
IST is a founding member of ISCOT and participates in seasonal league play in Elementary and Secondary School in the three core sports and invitational activities.
ISAC BEIJING/TIANJIN: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE BEIJING/TIANJIN
Established in 1999, IST is a founding member of ISAC and participates in seasonal league play in Middle School and High School in the three core sports and invitational activities.
ACAMIS: ASSOCIATION OF CHINA AND MONGOLIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
Established in 1998, IST is one of the four founding members of ACAMIS. With over 75 international school members, the biggest interscholastic league in China offers divisional tournaments at the end of each season for High School students in the core sports of volleyball, basketball and football. IST is one of 8 schools aligned to the Orange division, competing with schools in China and Mongolia.
IST also competes in the annual ACAMIS Badminton Invitational Tournament each year.
At the conclusion of each school year, IST hosts an annual Athletic Awards celebration in recognition of student and team achievement. Awards include Most Valuable player-MVP, Most Improved Player-MIP, and Outstanding Team Player for each team across the core sports and badminton.
The IST Athletic Excellence Award is presented to a male and female recipient in both Middle School and High School for their honorable athletic and personal contributions to the IST Athletics program in a given school year.
Co-Curricular-Activities (CCAs) provide a fun and engaging extension to the academic curriculum for students in grades K-12. The CCA program at IST is especially popular with our elementary and middle school students. We offer 3 seasons of 10 lessons throughout the school year.
CCAs are grouped into 5 categories 1) Performing Arts, 2) Active Pursuits, 3) Sports, 4) Life Skills and 5) Classroom Extension. IST provides a balance of activities within these 5 categories across grade levels. A schedule with details for each CCA will be provided to students and parents as part of the registration process prior to each session. IST uses the online platform, SchoolsBuddy, for CCA registration.
ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES OFFICE
IST has a professionally staffed Athletic and Activities Office to support the Athletics, CCAs, Field Trips, and other necessary local contacts for educational purposes.
The Activities and Athletics Office:
- supports Athletic programs and assists the Athletic Director
- arranges transportation and accommodation for events
- supports tournament planning and management
- facilitates CCAs, field trips, and community service
- coordinate the Co-Curricular Activities Program, including hiring instructors and local facilities, liaise with the community, conduct surveys, visit facilities; etc.
- research and collect information of potential field trip destinations, conduct IST Risk-Assessment policy and procedure
- consult with leading teachers to develop itineraries for Week Without Walls school trips
- arrange and liaise accommodation and activities for field trips; develop contracts for overnight trips as necessary
- facilitate IST Safeguarding policies and procedures for all IST community members and external providers
- coordinate with community service programs to build partnerships with local organizations and provide administrative support
Families are welcome to contact the IST Athletics and Activities Office via telephone (28592001 ext. 8150) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Training kits available to purchase
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